Sunday, April 15, 2018

Goal Met - T-Shirt Quilt Update

It took a while, but I met my February goal.  The t-shirts are officially a flimsie, and it's ready to be basted and quilted.  

I'm pretty excited about this one.  I really laid out a challenge for myself when I decided to be creative with it.  I was able to incorporate all the elements I had hoped to.  I was able to use the fabric from Hawaiian shirts Josh's Gramma Lopez had made for him .....

..... and Grampa Lopez's sweatshirt from Josh's University.

I used several t-shirt necklines .....

..... some mildew stained, raggedy sleeve edges .....

..... even a sleeve cuff!

I set out to make it interesting, but I didn't have anything to do with this detail. Josh's name is spelled wrong on this shirt!

I want to use green for the backing because it's Josh's favorite color, so I gave him some options and he chose this batik.  I love it.  Green is my favorite color, too.  Luckily, there's some left for me!

Tomorrow this gets dropped off with my long-arm quilting friend Shirley Jackson  (Custom Quilting by Shirley Jackson) so she can work her magic on it.  I can hardly wait to get it finished and deliver it.  It's really a special finish.


  1. Great Flimsy! I can only imagine the work you put in and it was so worth it.

  2. It looks great. You did a good job on this one. He's going to love it.

  3. It is sure a great flimsie, and I love the Hawaiian shirt. Josh will love it. Congratulations Sandy!

  4. So fun! I can't wait to see it all quilted up and ready for snuggling :)

  5. I love all the fun details you added to this quilt, like the Hawaiian shirts and the shirt collar. It's going to look fabulous all quilted up!

  6. Oh wow, you have made all these shirts play together so well! I love the layout.... and you were certainly game to use necklines and everything! The green is marvellous one of my favourite colours too. Looking forward to seeing this one all done and dusted. :)

  7. A very fun quilt! You did a great job of incorporating lots of great details.